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Computer Science Degree (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts)

In a high-tech world, our graduates have a deep understanding of computing and information technology.

As a computer science major at Creighton, you’ll be prepared for a challenging, dynamic, rewarding and highly lucrative career as a software engineer, web designer, game developer, systems analyst, database manager or network administrator.

When you pursue a bachelor’s in computer science, you’ll gain the practical knowledge necessary for today’s information technology jobs, while building the critical reasoning and communication skills you’ll need for a career in which learning and adapting to new technologies are essential.

Our students also engage in variety of internships and have numerous research opportunities.

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Program Details

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Science in computer science is designed to prepare students for a job in digital development or computing right after college.

As a computer science major, you’ll learn:

  • Software development
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Industry standard software
  • Effective writing skills
  • Graphic design techniques

The Bachelor of Arts degree is ideal for students wishing to combine computer science with another major or area of study. It requires fewer courses than the BS degree with an emphasis on applied computing and greater flexibility in choosing electives. Internship opportunities are available, as well as student research experiences for majors pursuing graduate studies.

Curriculum

Along with Creighton’s core requirements, there are 44 credits (38 credits for the BA degree) within the computer science curriculum.

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Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Vi Conrad
“The best part about Creighton is the people. The best part of the computer science major is the professors; they’re passionate about the subject. I’ve also created lifelong friendships while studying an area that I’ve always been super interested in.”
— Vi Conrad, Computer Science major, Applied Information Analytics (BIA) minor
Juan Carlos Chavez
“It was an incredible experience to be encouraged to explore my creative boundaries as a computer science major. The program wonderfully balanced art, media and technology with material that was foundational to my software engineering career.”
— Juan Carlos Chavez, Computer Science and Digital Development graduate
Dave Reed
“Getting to know a student’s interests and career goals allows us to customize courses, create independent study and research experiences, and recommend internships that prepare graduates for success.”
— Dave Reed, PhD, Professor and Department Chair

Computer science students complete one or more paid internships ranging from advertising agencies to Fortune 500 companies and start-ups across the nation and around the world. Recent internships include IBM, GE Healthcare, Google, Huddle, Mutual of Omaha, TD Ameritrade, Northrop Grumman and Union Pacific.

Computer science majors enjoy one of the highest starting salaries among recent college graduates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations is $91,250.

Within six months of graduation, 99% of Creighton’s College of Arts and Sciences graduates are employed, pursuing an advanced degree or volunteering in a service program.

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